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cacashmore
cacashmore
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Jun 30, 2016 - 1:49 PM

We are holidaying at Interlaken from 6 - 13 July. We have a half price pass provided by our travel company. We intend buying a Bernese Oberland pass for 4 or 6 days when we arrive (depending on weather forecasts). Is it worth paying the extra for a 1st class ticket to avoid overcrowding and get a little more comfort on the more popular trains. I do realise that some of the higher trains do not have 1st class carriages, hence the question.

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Brahms
Brahms
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Jun 30, 2016 - 11:50 PM

I think it is it not worth.

You have only first class on the BOB-trains between Interlaken and Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. On trains BLS, ZB and SBB (Interlaken to Thun, and Interlaken to Brienz and Meiningen) and on the boat on Thunersee and Brienzersee.

There is no first class on the cablecars and other mountain trains in Bernese Oberland.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
7535 posts
expert
Jul 1, 2016 - 12:04 AM in reply to cacashmore

I use first class on long journeys on the main lines. In the BO region, they don't justify the expense. Among other reasons, most trains, as Brahms has pointed out, are single class.

In my opinion.;-)

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jul 1, 2016 - 12:05 AM by Slowpoke
andrew
andrew
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Jul 5, 2016 - 12:41 PM

First class is certainly worth it when travelling on the lake boats as you then gain access to the less busy upper decks. You can upgrade your tickets on the boats. Otherwise I agree with Slowpoke and Brahms. Have a good holiday. Andrew

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jul 5, 2016 - 1:57 PM in reply to andrew

<<"First class is certainly worth it when travelling on the lake boats as you then gain access to the less busy upper decks. ">>

I think that I recall a nicer first class dining area on the larger boats, as well?

Slowpoke

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